Clueless in Galilee: A Fresh Take on the Gospels

Clueless in Galilee: A Fresh Take on the Gospels

by Mac Barron

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Overview

READER ALERT

Three things to know about this book before you buy it:

  • 1. If you can’t handle jokes about Jesus being cranky when he was hungry — turn back now.
  • 2. If you think that the disciples were perfect men — prepare to be disillusioned.
  • 3. If you think Jesus only has really smart and gifted people for friends — guess again.

Are you up for a crazy ride through Scripture? Do you want to be in on the jokes and the hidden treasures in many of the passages you thought you knew by heart? Do you want to see how, despite the inevitable weaknesses of our human nature, God has a plan for us?

If you said yes, then this book is for you.

In Clueless in Galilee: A Fresh Take on the Gospels, author Mac Barron assures us that Jesus loves us, even though we’re human. We know this, because the Bible says so. Over and over and over again. With its hilarious, sometimes irreverent, and always humble reflections, this book will make you laugh and help you look at the Bible — and yourself — in a whole new way.

“Funny and off-kilter in the best way, Mac Barron will help you look with fresh eyes at people in the Bible you thought you knew and discover that they were all too human.” — Bishop Robert Reed, The CatholicTV Network

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mac Barron grew up in South Georgia, met his wife at church camp, and taught for twelve years before becoming a high school librarian. Along the way he and his wife became Catholic, and they host the award-winning podcast Catholic in a Small Town. Mac lives with his wife, four sons, and his golden retrever in a small town.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681922355
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 10/19/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Mac Barron grew up in South Georgia, met his wife at church camp, and taught for twelve years before becoming a high school librarian. Along the way, he and his wife became Catholic, and they host the award-winning podcast Catholic in a Small Town. Mac lives with his wife, four sons, and his golden retriever in a small town.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Be Like Jesus, Do What Your Mom Tells You (John 2:1-11) 15

For the Sake of the Dullards (Matthew 15:1-9) 19

"Game of Thrones" … in Galilee (Matthew 21:33-46) 22

The Super Profound Secret to Getting More Done (Philippians 4:8-9) 25

At Least Put on a Tie (Matthew 22:1-14) 27

Wait, Wait, Wait - the Shepherd AND the Gate? (John 10:1-16) 30

Easy Like Sabbath Morning (See Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) 33

I Hope I Wasn't Unclear (John 6:48-59) 36

Do This unto the Yeast of These (Matthew 16:5-11) 39

Really "Falling" for Paul (Acts 20:7-13) 42

Don't Tell Anybody (Matthew 9:27-31; Mark 1:40-44; Mark 5:21-43; Matthew 17:1-9) 45

Is This Your Card? (Matthew 17:24-27) 51

But What About the Plan? (The Book of Jonah) 54

Let's All Just Calm Down (Luke 9:51-56) 57

But What About Us? (Matthew 19:23-30) 59

Why Yes - I Am a God (Acts 14:8-12; Acts 28:3-6) 62

Peter, the "Mean Girl" (Matthew 20:1-16) 65

Have Oil, Will Travel (Matthew 25:1-13) 68

Your Son or Your Ox? (Luke 14:5) 71

Those Wicked Rebels (Matthew 18:21-35) 73

I'm at Least as Bad a Parent as Mary or Joseph… (Luke 2:41-49) 76

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (John 1:47-51) 79

Can Somebody Get Jesus a Fig?!… or a Sandwich! (Mark 11:12-14) 81

Can't Win for Losing (Luke 8:27-39) 84

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah … But Who Is the Greatest? (Luke 9:46-48) 87

"You Serious, Clark?" (John 3:4) 89

The Right to Bear Arms (2 Kings 2:23-25) 92

"Sow What?" (Luke 8:4-15) 94

Dullards for a Reason (Luke 9:43-45) 97

Jesus as Uncle Ben (Luke 12:41-48) 99

"The Woman YOU Gave Me" (Genesis 3:8-12) 102

Persistence … Over and Over Again (Luke 11:5-10; Luke 18:1-5) 105

Too Excited to Think Straight (Acts 12:6-16) 108

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